My name is Palwasha Fazeel Ahmed from Lucknow. I had applied to various universities in the USA and Canada and have been accepted to everyone of them with grants. I have received a 50% scholarship from Simmons University and Arizona State University yet even after the grant it is very difficult for my parents to pay my fees as my father lost his job during the pandemic.
I belong to a family where girls are neither given freedom nor much education. My mother is the only person in my support. Even though living in a typical joint family, she has supported me in every way she could. She gave me the air beneath my wings but now due to lack of money she cannot fund my education further. She also doesn't have enough collateral to apply for an education loan. Now I have very little time left so I have decided to ask other people for help.
Throughout my school life I have been very consistent and have maintained a good academic record. On my return, I wish to help other girls like myself . I want to reach a place where my voice is heard by all mankind so that I can help fellow women just like me who are very ambitious and want to do something for the world but are compelled by the shackles of the society. Without support, it will not be possible for me to pursue this once in a lifetime opportunity. I attaching my SAT and IELTS scorecard, my LOR from school counselor and my acceptance letters from various universities.